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AUTOMATIC COPY ACTIVATOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027818D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a setting installed on electrophotographic printers and copiers allowing the machine to automatically activate on intervals of several seconds. This setting allows bound materials to be reproduced without having to push the start or copy switch each time a page is printed. Oftentimes, when copying these types of materials, both hands are needed to hold the document on the platen. Having to use a hand to push a switch can mean unwanted movement of the document being copied.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

AUTOMATIC COPY ACTIVATOR Proposed Classification Mary Ann Sergent U. S. C1. 399/075

Int. C1. GO3g 15/00

Disclosed is a setting installed on electrophotographic printers and copiers allowing the machine to automatically activate on intervals of several seconds. This setting allows bound materials to be reproduced without having to push the start or copy switch each time a page is printed. Oftentimes, when copying these types of materials, both hands are needed to hold the document on the platen. Having to use a hand to push a switch can mean unwanted movement of the document being copied.

By adding an automatic, delayed-copy switch to copiers and printers, the user may pick a delay, for example 5 seconds, that allows a page on a bound document to be turned over and repositioned. Once set, the machine automatically starts without having to take a hand off the document, thereby eliminating unwanted document movement or crooked copies. The switch would automatically be cleared by the "CLEAR" button, or by a pre- set period of inactivity.

Another option to "hands free" operation is achieved by the installation of a foot switch on the machine. Both switch types make the machine handicapped accessible.

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